Policies / Procedures

Policies and Procedures


Policies and procedures are essential to help provide a good quality provision that is compliant with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The EYFS requires providers to have written policies and procedures; and to provide staff with training at induction to ensure that they fully understand, and know how to implement, the policies and procedures and to ensure that they are accessible and clearly explained to parents.

There are ten overarching Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements within the EYFS, some of which are broken down into further headings, as follows:

  • Child protection
  •  Suitable People
  • Staff Qualifications, training, support and skills
  • Key Person
  • Staff:Child Ratios
  • Health
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Information and Records